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Craig HillDr. Craig Hill

School of Education
(585) 389-2949

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Education: B.A., M.S., Ed.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Ed.D. University of Florida.
Teaching and Research Interests: Special education and inclusive practices; institutional change processes; and education law.

Jackie Bryant

Ms. Jackie Bryant

Teacher Opportunity Collaboratives
(585) 389-2684

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Education: B.S. Mathematics, New York University; M.S. Education, Nazareth College

For over 12 years, Jackie Bryant has worked in partnership with high-need schools in the Rochester City School District (RSCD), the Rochester Teacher Center, and community-based organizations to prepare underrepresented graduate students to teach in the RSCD. After five years, her teachers have an impressive retention rate of over 98% and view themselves as life-long learners and leaders in school improvement. Each year she coordinates grant-funded programs which provide professional development in Mathematics, Science and English Language Arts to over 100 RCSD teachers.

Alicia CollinsMs. Alicia Collins

Coordinator of Data Management
School of Education

(585) 389-2633

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Alicia Collins is the Coordinator of Data Management for the School of Education. She has worked at Nazareth College for more than six years. Previously, Ms. Collins worked in the Registrar and Graduate Student Services office. She is currently chairperson of the Staff Welfare committee and working on her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature here at Nazareth College.

Deb Godsen 2Ms. Debbie Godsen DePalma

Coordinator of International & Intercultural Initiatives
School of Education

(585) 389-2946

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Education: B.S. Elementary Education, SUNY Oswego; M.S. Reading, SUNY Brockport

Debbie Godsen DePalma is the Coordinator for Intercultural/International Studies in the School of Education. Currently the School of Education holds student teaching partnerships with in Wales, France, England and Tazania. Debbie’s international experience includes serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nambia, Southern Africa for 2 years. During her service Debbie coordinated and facilitated with governmental and non-governmental workshops for primary and secondary teachers, developed materials to assist teachers in completing their teaching degree through the University of Namibia, formulated funding and provided training to build and sustain a community library in rural Okamatapati.

She traveled widely through the Southern portion of Africa visiting Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland. Debbie has worked in the Department of Inclusive Childhood Education for 10 years, as an instructor for INCH INEC 520, Literacy Assessment, Program Planning and Assistive Technology, which she continues to teach. Debbie has several sustaining partnerships with Rochester area public schools focused on literacy and assessment.>

Patricia Huntington

Ms. Patricia A. Huntington

Academic Support Services
School of Education
(585) 389-2051

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Education: B.A. Psychology and Sociology, SUNY Potsdam, M.S. Education and Specialist Certificate in Counseling and Student Personnel Services; SUNY Albany

For more than 25 years, Patricia Huntington has enjoyed her work with college students of all ages and backgrounds. Early in her higher education career, she lived and worked in the residence halls as a residence hall director and career counselor. She has served the College in many ways: as a counselor and Director of Continuing and Professional Education, as an instructor of freshman seminar, and as Director of Academic Support Services in the School of Education. Ms. Huntington comments, "Nazareth College is a very special place. The students are a delight to work with. Working on a college campus is extremely rewarding."

Ms. Teresa Riekstins

Executive Secretary to the Dean/Certification Coordinator
School of Education
(585) 389-2592 (Certification)
(585) 389-2949 (Dean's Office)

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